Red Bull grabs 4th and 5th on grid positions for the tomorrow's Malaysian GP

Daniel Ricciardo: "We’re behind Mercedes and Ferrari, but we are ahead of the Williams..."

Daniel Ricciardo, Position: 4th, (3rd Practice – P7, 1:40.590): “We’ve always gone pretty well in the wet and there are still some things we can improve, but fourth is a good result for the team. The second row is a good starting position and we should hopefully have some battles tomorrow. We’re behind Mercedes and Ferrari, but we are ahead of the Williams and the conditions were tricky, so that’s good, step by step we are improving and heading in the right direction. Tyre degradation will be high, so it will probably be a three-stop race tomorrow. If we can finish in the top four, that will be good.

Daniil Kvyat, Position: 5th, (3rd Practice – P13, 1:41.776): “It was a decent qualifying for us, P4 and P5 is good for the team but I think on our lap we maybe went out a little early, it might have been better later on but it’s hard always to know with the conditions. Overall, there are a lot of positives to take from this weekend and we are seeing some improvements, it’s a good start.”

Christian Horner: “Both the team and drivers got the most out of difficult qualifying sessions today. After the rain arrived in Q2, it was always going to make life tricky and, as we saw, in Malaysia the track dries incredibly quickly; both guys got the maximum out of the car to line up fourth and fifth. Hopefully with strong grid positions we can have a good race tomorrow.”

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Series Formula 1
Event Malaysian GP
Sub-event Saturday qualifying
Track Sepang International Circuit
Drivers Daniel Ricciardo , Daniil Kvyat
Article type Qualifying report
Tags red bull